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The Endangered Languages Project, An Online Initiative to Save Languages Facing Exctinction

FJP — Via the Google Blog:

The Endangered Languages Project, backed by a new coalition, the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, gives those interested in preserving languages a place to store and access research, share advice and build collaborations. People can share their knowledge and research directly through the site and help keep the content up-to-date. A diverse group of collaborators have already begun to contribute content ranging from 18th-century manuscripts to modern teaching tools like video and audio language samples and knowledge-sharing articles. Members of the Advisory Committee have also provided guidance, helping shape the site and ensure that it addresses the interests and needs of language communities.

Google has played a role in the development and launch of this project, but the long-term goal is for true experts in the field of language preservation to take the lead. As such, in a few months we’ll officially be handing over the reins to the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and The Institute for Language Information and Technology (The LINGUIST List) at Eastern Michigan University. FPCC will take on the role of Advisory Committee Chair, leading outreach and strategy for the project. The LINGUIST List will become the Technical Lead. Both organizations will work in coordination with the Advisory Committee.

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    I respect this a lot.
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    Language extinction is such an important issue to me. Once a language is gone, a culture dies. Food, music, and clothing...
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    Languages in danger - vigyázzunk a magyarra is!
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    Language changes. Gets mixed up, and eliminated. There is no permanent correct grammar, or spelling.
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    Nifty
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